South Austin business news: Classic Childhood opens new store, Birds Barbershop brews up anniversary beer and more

Austin-based brewery Independence Brewing created Birds Anniversary Lager in collaboration with Birds.
Austin-based brewery Independence Brewing created Birds Anniversary Lager in collaboration with Birds.

Austin-based brewery Independence Brewing created Birds Anniversary Lager in collaboration with Birds.

See the latest business news from South Austin, including a new store that creates children's clothes from button-up shirts and an additional location coming in June for Restore Hyper Wellness.

1. ATX Sliders opened in early June at Saxon Pub, 1320 South Lamar Blvd., Austin. The new food truck from Michael Lemer, co-founder of Valentina's Tex-Mex BBQ, and Carlos Cruz, former executive chef at Hilton Austin, is serving gourmet beef, chicken and vegetarian sliders. The truck will have a grand opening celebration June 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with live music, giveaways and activities. 512-809-9171.

2. Birds Barbershop is celebrating 15 years in business. The local barbershop chain has grown to nine Austin locations since friends Jayson Rapaport and Michael Portman opened the first store at 2110 South Lamar Blvd., Austin, in May 2006. Austin-based brewery Independence Brewing created Birds Anniversary Lager in collaboration with Birds. The beer is being served in Birds stores as of June 1 and is not available for sale.

3. Classic Childhood opened in April at 2005 Southern Oaks Drive, Austin. Owner Pamela Torres extends the life of button-up shirts by turning them into children's clothing such as rompers, bloomers or pajamas. The store, which also features a sewing studio where the majority of the clothes are designed and crafted, is the first brick-and-mortar location for the company Torres founded in Austin. The store is celebrating a grand opening June 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free giveaways to the first 20 attendees, complimentary food and drink and activities. Guests can RSVP at

4. Restore Hyper Wellness will open at 1100 South Lamar Blvd., Austin, Ste. 2110, Austin, on June 18 in the Lamar Union development. The Austin-based wellness company offers services including cryotherapy, which uses cold temperatures to reduce inflammation, alleviate pain, boost energy and boost metabolism. Restore has three existing locations in Austin and an additional three coming soon.

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to accurately reflect the opening date for Classic Childhood.
By Jack Flagler
Jack is the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Central Austin and Southwest Austin editions. He began his career as a sports reporter in Massachusetts and North Carolina before moving to Austin in 2018. He grew up in Maine and graduated from Boston University, but prefers tacos al pastor to lobster rolls. You can get in touch at [email protected]


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